Friday, September 18, 2015

DAY 6: Saturday, September 19th

DAY 6 AGENDA:
  1. Try a new aerobic exercise! Go cycling, try rock climbing, play tennis, or whatever else it is that you would like to try. 
  2. Forage. Go out to dinner with your significant other, best friend, or entire family to a nice restaurant and eat primally. This might seem hard, but I have found it actually isn't. Most places serve meats/fish/poultry and vegetables, right? If needed, just ask for olive oil and lemon for that side salad or to hold the non-primal sauce on that steak. Some places I like that have cage-free chicken meat, grass-fed beef, etc is Chipotle and Moe's Southwestern Grill:) I usually get the meat on a salad with guacamole, cilantro, tomatoes, etc.
Meal/Snack Ideas:

Breakfast- sausage quiche with sweet potato crust
Thank you to another participant, Julia (aka mom), for this recipe! She found this recipe from 'Against All Grain' by Danielle Walker and raved about it:) Enjoy!
Ingredients:
  • extra-virgin olive oil for greasing pan
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1/2 pound sugar-free breakfast sausage, casings removed and crumbled
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 10 eggs
  • 2 Tbs coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp cracked black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread a very thin layer of olive oil around the bottom and sides of a pie plate. Scrub the sweet potato and dry it with a towel. Using a mandolin or a sharp knife, thinly slice the potato into 1/8 inch thick disks. Arrange the sweet potatoes in a concentric pattern, slightly overlapping them so they completely cover the bottom of the pie plate. Spread the sausage in a thin layer over the potatoes, trying to cover the entire surface. Press the rosemary gently into the sausage. Place the eggs, coconut milk, slat and pepper in a bowl and whisk vigorously. Pour the beaten egg mixture into the dish, gently pressing down any sausage bits that float up. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the center is set and the eggs have puffed up. 

Lunch- Salmon Coyhaiquino...a recipe sent in by Jacob last year!
Ingredients:
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 6 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Teaspoon course ground pepper
  • 1 juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 lb salmon filet
  • Oven set to 375 degrees F
  • Bake time 35-45 minutes

    In a glass bowl mix together all the ingredients minus the salmon, then cover the salmon with the marinade for an hour, longer if possible. Wrap salmon in aluminum foil and pour remaining marinade over the top of the salmon and continue to wrap in aluminum foil. Place fish in a baking dish and place in oven.


Jacob then used this salmon recipe to make lunches for his upcoming school week!

Dinner- Meatloaf topped with Guacamole & Fried Eggs

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of ground beef
    {This is what I picked up from my local grocery store. That's right! No need for fancy stores, folks.}
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp celery seeds 
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 white onion minced finely 
Mix all ingredients together with a fork. Line a baking sheet with tin foil, shape meatloaf using a bread pan and then put on baking sheet. Bake on 400 degrees for 40min. or a higher temp for less time to make it a little crispy. Let cool and add my toppings mentioned above or one of your own:)

Guacamole Ingredients:
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/4 cup of minced purple onion
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • a few dashes of salt
Mix all together!

Snack- Sweet Potato Chips

Do you own a mandolin?! We just bought one about a week ago and it has changed my life:) I can now cut sweet potatoes to the perfect size for a chip! I have been using it on everything now...

Ingredients:
  • 2-3 sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • sea salt
Cut up your sweet potatoes to a chip width {I hope you have a handy device, too;)} and toss in a bowl with olive oil and sea salt. I then use a cookie rack to place on top of a baking sheet to spread the chips out on, so they cook evenly OR you could flip the chips halfway through baking. Then I bake in the oven for 15 min at 350 degrees.

Jot down some notes!
-how you increased your daily movement
-new aerobic exercise
-forage experience
-relaxation techniques tried
-energy level {POOR, AVERAGE, GREAT}
-satisfaction level with meals
-hunger level between meals
-struggles
-benefits